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Transportation businesses face a host of dynamic risk issues that can significantly impact their financial and operational health. The news in this category focuses on the latest safety and security initiatives, resources and regulations and addresses topics that include fleet safety, claims administration, driver hiring and retention, risk management and compliance.

Government, Business, Safety, TCA

NTSB Probes Norfolk Southern Derailment in Pennsylvania

Three Norfolk Southern trains were involved in a collision and derailment the morning of March 2 in Lower Saucon Township, Pa.

Leif Greiss | The Morning Call
March 4, 2024

Daily Briefings from Transport Topics

Transport Topics has partnered with Spoken Layer to make one-minute daily briefings available on all your smart devices. Simply say “Alexa, play Transport Topics” or “Okay Google, talk to Transport Topics” to get the day’s biggest trucking headlines.

Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Serjon Warns of Cybersecurity Risks for Motor Carriers

NEW ORLEANS — Motor carriers must take cybersecurity threats seriously or run the risk of being put out of business, a cybersecurity expert told industry reporters.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 3, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Phillips Industries to Launch Trailer Back-Up Camera Rear-Vu

NEW ORLEANS — Phillips Industries soon will begin offering a rear-facing trailer back-up camera that the company’s top executive said will be its biggest-ever product launch.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
March 3, 2024
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Waymo Granted OK to Expand Service in California

SAN FRANCISCO — California regulators on March 1 authorized Waymo to expand services of its fleet of robotaxis into Los Angeles and to cities on the peninsula south of San Francisco.

March 3, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Freight Rail Layoffs Renew Concerns About Safety and Service

The latest rail layoffs, combined with an investment fund’s ongoing campaign for control of Norfolk Southern, are renewing concerns about the effects cuts might have on safety and service.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
March 1, 2024
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Four Massachusetts Troopers Indicted in CDL Fraud Case

A 74-count federal indictment was filed against four Massachusetts State Police officers and two others in connection with a commercial driver license fraud scheme. 

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 29, 2024
Government, Safety, Logistics

FMC’s Maffei Highlights Supply Chain, Overseas Disruptions

President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Federal Maritime Commission told senators investing in infrastructure projects would continue to enhance supply chain connectivity.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 29, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, For-Hire

Groups Support Werner in Legal Filing Over ‘Nuclear’ Verdict

The Texas Trucking Association and another advocacy group have filed a “friend of the court” brief with the Texas Supreme Court asking that it reject a $100 million lower-court accident verdict against Werner Enterprises.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 28, 2024
Business, Safety

Update: Seroka Optimistic About Cargo Levels in 2024

Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka is still wary over developments in the Red Sea and Panama Canal.

February 28, 2024
Business, Safety, Logistics

Seroka Optimistic About Cargo Levels in 2024

Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka says container volumes in the first quarter are strong, and the rest of the year looks as though more typical cargo levels will return.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
February 27, 2024